They say a mother’s love is unconditional. I do believe that it is; however, my love for you is more complex than just unconditional.
As your mother, I promise to love you forever and ever. I wish to show you the real world and to share the means in which to live. Teaching you compassion for life is a priority, much more important than any formal education. With compassion, you will strengthen relationships and build empathy for everyone around you.
I will teach you about God and Jesus. Together we will pray, and we will know that the work we do each day is for a higher good. You will know the gifts you have are given to you by God. When you use your gifts, you are doing God’s work.
I will teach you about gratitude. I will teach you how to love yourself, how to care for yourself, and how to become a strong independent woman.
I will be there for you when you need me the most, and I will be watching from afar when you need me the least. I will know you and love you at your best and at your worst. I will stand beside you when you are strong, walk behind you when you are brave, and lead you when you are weak. When life knocks you down, I will help you up, dust you off, and point you in the right direction. I will guide you with the wisdom of my past and try to protect you from harm. I will want to shelter you from the harshest storms, knowing that my protection may not always be enough and that you must walk through storms alone. During your storms, during your anger, sadness, depression, and confusion, I will be there for you. I will cry with you when things do not turn out as you wanted, and I will laugh with you when times are free and easy.
When you are at your highest point in life and everything seems to be going your way, I will be in the front row cheering you on. I will help you learn anything you wish. I will relish in the stories you share with me about your successes and challenges. When life is quiet and normal, I want to sit in those mundane moments with you. Hearing your daily experiences will only bring me joy. Whether spending lazy days or soaking up life’s biggest moments together, each second is a blessing.
Above all, I will be there for all that you need.
My love for you is limitless and endless.
I love you,
Tania Farran is an educator, mom, business owner, and an author. Her blogs tell about balancing all of these things in life! Laugh or cry with her and maybe learn a thing or two.